Kappa tenno-sai
   'Heavenly-emperor kappa festival'. A festival held in Tokyo at the Ebara jinja, Shinagawa during the weekend nearest to June 7th. The festival is held to pray for a good harvest and success in the fishing industry, and the mikoshi which form the procession are borne into the sea. The name of the festival flatters the kappa with the title of 'heavenly emperor', evidently to win his favour as the deity of water.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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  • Kappa —    The kappa is an amphibious water dwelling spirit creature well known in Japanese folklore. He is sometimes regarded as a manifestation of the water deity suijin and needs to be propitiated with rites and offerings. He prefers still, muddy… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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